I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 8/16/15 - What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

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Upcoming at the Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, New York 

Collaborative Map Project
Dates & Times: August 27 & 28, 12 – 6 PM; August 29 & 30, 10 AM – 5 PM; August 31, 12 – 5 PM
Price: $12 per person ages 1-65; Infants, Free; Seniors, Pay As You Wish
Ages: 5+
Contact: 212-274-0986
Link: http://cmany.org/?p=16152

In conjunction with the exciting exhibition, If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home, opening this September, families are invited to participate in the creation of a mural-sized world map in the CMA Fine Arts Studio on August 27-31 during general hours! Inspired by Aleksandra Mizielinska's book, MAPS, families will collaborate with CMA Teaching Artists to first outline and then collage to add color, flora, fauna and points of interest to the large-scale world map. Join us to learn scaling techniques, geography as well as about new cultures and places!




The New York Mets today released information to Season Ticket Holders regarding  the sale of ticket strips to potential 2015 Postseason games as well as 2016 Season Ticket renewals.  The Mets disseminated the information to Season Ticket Holders of 20 or more games earlier today via electronic communication.

       A Postseason strip will feature tickets to all potential Postseason games at Citi Field in 2015.  
       Season Ticket Holders will be charged for 11 games: one National League Wild Card, three National League Division Series, four National League Championship Series and three World Series games. 
       There are two payment options with initial payment due Monday, August 31.
       Ticket prices -- for full 81-game Season Ticket Holders -- for the Wild Card and/or Division Series games at Citi Field will be similar to 2015 full season Marquee Game pricing. 
       The deadline to purchase 2015 Postseason ticket strips is Monday, August 31.
       2015 pro-rated season ticket plans are still available and provide guaranteed access to the postseason.

       The Mets sent Season Ticket renewal invoices earlier today.
       Renewals include a seven-month payment plan option.
       The deadline to renew 2016 season ticket plans is Monday, August 31.
       Season Ticket pricing for full 81-game plans will have a weighted average increase of +2.86% in 2016.
The attached chart has pricing information for 2015 potential Postseason tickets and full Season Tickets for the 2016 season at Citi Field. Fans wishing to become a Mets Season Ticket Holder should call (718) 507-TIXX (8499).

In the weeks ahead, the Mets will announce further details regarding the general public ticket sale for 2015 potential Postseason games and the 2016 season at Citi Field.  

News from Michelle Tabnick Communications


Seven World Premiere Interdisciplinary Works

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8pm

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office.

In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion.  Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:
  • "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers
  • "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet
  • "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano
  • "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene
  • "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble
  • "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper
  • "Walls Are Here to Fall" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

    For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.



    presents the World Premiere of
    September 10-13, 2015
    at the LA MAMA First Floor Theater
Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Carol Mendes is a choreographer, dance filmmaker and dance educator. A native of Brazil, she received her BFA in Dance and her Teaching Certificate from State University of Campinas (Brazil). She also holds a Master's in Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been presented at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, at the Wild Project, at Martha Graham Studio Theater, at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, at Dixon Place, and at The Green Building. As a dance filmmaker, Carol has worked with the New York City Ballet Media Department as Production Assistant and Media Fellow. She co-directs and edits her own dance films screened in Brazil, Finland, US, Argentina and France. She is currently the Production Manager of WestFest2015 and the artistic director of Carol Mendes & Artists.
Carol Mendes & Artists is a band of empowered female artists who strive to unveil the unexpected and challenge the familiar in the medium of dance. We dialogue with society through movement of highly trained bodies that defies all forms of classification. We are inspired by human diversity and we work in live dance performance and film to demolish comfort zones, creating a common ground amongst people oodifferent backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

News from Waldmania PR
New Children's Music to Be Released This September


 Sunshine Collective, the pairing of L.A.-based singer/songwriter Stephanie Richards and composer/songwriter/producer Brian Arbuckle, is back with their second album of hip and quirky, Sunshine Pop-meets-Retro music with an all-ages appeal, Up To Something Good.

With their songs regularly placed at all the major networks and studios, the husband-and-wife team of Stephanie Richards and Brian Arbuckle had already carved out an enviable niche on the national music scene when Sunshine Collective's debut album Wanna Play? was released in 2010.  Although not created for all-ages listening, per se, Wanna Play? turned out to be a smash hit with kids and parents alike, with several songs in steady rotation on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live.  Arbuckle and Richards heard repeatedly that kids were memorizing every word and requesting the album over and over in the car.

Sunshine Collective creates an intricate and sophisticated vocal/instrumental tapestry that defines each track as a true musical composition.  Arbuckle and Richards don't pander to low expectations of children's listening abilities by simply laying "kiddie lyrics" on top of a basic 3-chord musical structure. Recognizing that children are responsive to music that has sonic complexity and lyric depth, the team purposefully delivers a break from typical kids' fare, keeping it fresh, cool, and "adult ear" friendly.

Up To Something Good has a roll-down-the-windows, flyin' free feel, but its summertime sweetness isn't sticky or syrupy; it's refreshing as cold fruit at a hot picnic.  The album's powerful instrumental ensemble flexes its muscles while never intruding on Stephanie Richards' vocal tone and style or her crystal clear delivery of the lyrics.  Her eminently ear-friendly voice serves up mod pop and jazz-tinged tunes just as deftly as pop-country, four-on-the-floor, head-for-the-sun numbers.

The title track is pure pop heaven:  bold, brassy, and pulsating with life as Richards' powerhouse soprano soars over a complex orchestration that's a full-throttle take on the cinematic spy theme.  The album's non-hackneyed lyric landscape is best exemplified by the poetic poignancy of "Waiting To Say Hello Again," a gentle waltz that explores how childhood often copes with parting.

Sunshine Collective is often compared to current radio pop such as Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles.  Listeners will note strong influences of The Beatles, Beach Boys, '60s/'70s pop, and vintage jazz in the team's production and songwriting.

Before launching Sunshine Collective, Brian Arbuckle and Stephanie Richards had an R&R pop chart hit with Stephanie's debut single, "Get Use To It."  Arbuckle's orchestral compositions can be heard on trailers for Benchwarmers, Catwoman, and Spider, among others, as well as network promos for shows like Cold Case, Big Bang Theory, and 60 Minutes. He has mixed music for Sprout, Disney, Disney XD, and Nickelodeon, and he is currently in music production for a new Simpsons promo campaign.

Up To Something Good will be available at iTunes and CDBaby.
CD Details:  Up To Something Good
Release date:  September 18, 2015
For all ages.
Label:  Mystefire Records
SRP:   $14.95
Running time:  38 minutes
Visit Sunshine Collective's website HERE.
Sunshine Collective on Facebook.

Sunshine Collective on Twitter.

  Sunshine Collective on Instagram.
 Sunshine Collective on YouTube.**

Led by musician/composer/vocalist Amelia Robinson, the award-winning Mil's Trills is back with its second album of high-spirited, empowering songs for children and adults alike.  Centered on a theme of friendship, open minds, and compassionate hearts, Now That We're Friends ... will be released on September 23.

Mil's Trills is a music project founded by Brooklyn born-and-bred Amelia Robinson, which, through highly interactive live performances and beautifully produced recordings of original songs, encourages everyone -- kids, parents,caregivers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, neighbors, and friends -- to appreciate, connect, and deepen friendships through singing, dancing, and just having fun together.
cooperative friendship in which Amelia Robinson's boundlessly welcoming, enthusiastic voice is always front and center.  The album kicks off with "Say Hey!" which lays down a groovy minor vamp for the verses, explodes into major for the joyful chorus, and features decisive statements from a spectacular horn line and an incisive, swinging style from the vocal ensemble.  Other highlights include the Afro-Caribbean influenced "Just A Little Bit," with exquisite lyrical phrasing from the bass section, and "Great Big Sky," a mellow reflection on the vastness of the universe.

After working at V2 Records (White Stripes, Moby, Elbow) and Dubway Studios (The Backyardigans and artists such as Alicia Keys and Cyndi Lauper), Amelia Robinson spent two years in London where she worked alongside award-winning British composer Michael Nyman and found herself at the forefront of the ukulele resurgence, performing at events such as the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain.  Amelia went on to compose and conduct a 20-minute orchestral exploration through London's historic East End that enlisted the help of 500 bicycle bell-playing participants.  The Cycle Symphony received a #1 Time Out London Critic's Choice and earned Amelia a spot on BBC Radio 1.

Mil's Trills has appeared on Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist Series and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.  Other noteworthy performance venues have included the Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Children's Museum of Manhattan, 92nd Street Y, JCC Manhattan, and South Street Seaport (with Sesame Street's Gordon and Elmo). Coming up is Mil's Trills' Washington, DC area debut at Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods.

Now That We're Friends ... will be available on Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Bandcamp, and on the Mil's Trills website, HERE
CD Details:  Now That We're Friends ...
Release date:  September 23, 2015
For everyone, and especially for ages 0 - 7
Label:  Millymoose Records
SRP:   $12.99 CD.  $9.99 digital download
Running time:  32 minutes
Visit the Mil's Trills website HERE.
Mil's Trills on Facebook.

  Mil's Trills on Twitter.

  Mil's Trills on YouTube.

Kids and families nationwide know and love the music of L.A.-based composer/performers Andrew & Polly from hearing the duo's songs on Nickelodeon's Wallykazam!, as well as the score to the Nick digital series Welcome To The Wayne.  Soon they will get to hear more with the September 25th release of Andrew & Polly's second album of playful pop tunes for kids, appropriately titled Odds & Ends.

Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall are in demand for their sparkling music for films, TV, and commercials, but their true love is creating and performing music for children.  The married couple makes no bones about where their priorities lie.  According to Andrew, "The commercial accolades are nice, but much more meaningful to us was winning the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children's Music Award for the song 'When You're A Dog' from our debut children's album, Up and At 'Em!"
Odds & Ends is, indeed, quirky and eclectic, just like Andrew & Polly!  The album kicks off with "Little Bitta You," a soft, sweet tune that gets big and happy, and, like childhood, is a bit nonsensical at times.  The song also provides a great showcase for trombonist Gabe Feenberg (Terraplane Sun).  "Ghostbusters," the song that deftly set the silly/scary ambience of the eponymous 1984 film, completely lives up to its reputation in Andrew & Polly's version, which features theramin, marimba, accordion, kazoos, whistles, synthesizers, and the voices of a collection of their youthful fans bellowing, "Who you gonna call?" into the iPhones of their amazed parents.

What's next for this dynamic duo?  Andrew & Polly are busy developing EAR SNACKS, a new kind of podcast -- for kids, featuring kids -- and they can't wait for fans to hear it!   Episode 1, FRUIT!, is available on iTunes HERE, Stitcher HERE, SoundCloud HERE, and tunein HERE.

Odds & Ends will be available at CDbaby, iTunes, and at Andrew & Polly's shows.
CD Details:  Odds & Ends
Release date:  September 25, 2015
For ages 2 - 7
Label:  Records Palindrome Records
SRP:   $9.99
Running time:  28 minutes

Visit Andrew & Polly's website HERE.

Andrew & Polly on Facebook.

  Andrew & Polly on Instagram.

  Andrew & Polly on YouTube. **'CHIPS AND SALSA'


The award-winning kindie music titans of Brooklyn are back!  Rolie Polie Guacamole is set to dish out some ear spice for families everywhere with the September 25 release of their fifth album, Chips and Salsa.

Rolie Polie Guacamole lays claim to being one of the hardest working bands in kids' music, and that just might be true.  They've released four albums and played well over 1,500 shows nationwide since hitting the boards with their first performance in 2007, receiving top picks from Boston.com, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago.  (It must be in the genes, for founding band member Frank Gallo's dad is none other than veteran kids' musician Lou Gallo.)

Winner of the prestigious Parents' Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.

Produced by the acknowledged wizard of the kindie mixing board, Dean Jones, and featuring a stunning roster of guest artists that includes The Chapin Sisters (Abigail and Lily Chapin, daughters of Tom Chapin), Jen Chapin (daughter of Harry Chapin), Mike Dillon (Primus & the Chocolate Factory, Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco), and Amelia Robinson (Mil's Trills), as well as singer/songwriter Katie Mullins, Chips and Salsa continues the Rolie Polie Guacamole tradition of bouncy, fun, high-energy songs all done up in folk, funk, rock, Latin and country styles, about eating healthy, staying active, and places the band loves to go, with a sprinkling of animal tunes thrown in for good measure.

Album highlights include the jovial, Latin-flavored "Rolie Polie Guacamole," "Always Brush Your Teeth," which showcases Frank Gallo's smooth vocals, the wildly rocking "The Mantis," and a one-of-a-kind take on Woody Guthrie's  classic "This Land Is Your Land."  Listeners will note influences ranging from Primus, Ween, and Pink Floyd to The Beatles and Boards of Canada.

Previous Rolie Polie Guacamole releases include Triathlon (2014, Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award®), Houses Of The Moly (2012, Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award®, NAPPA Honors Award), Time For Hummus (2010), and Rolie Polie Guacamole (2008).

Chips and Salsa will be available at www.roliepolieguacamole.com, CDbaby, iTunes, and other digital retailers.
CD Details:  Chips and Salsa
Release date:  September 25, 2015
For ages 2 - 7
Label:  Rolie Polie Guacamole
SRP:   $15.00
Running time:  37 minutes

Visit the Rolie Polie Guacamole website HERE.
Rolie Polie Guacamole on Facebook.

  Rolie Polie Guacamole on Twitter.

  Rolie Polie Guacamole on YouTube
News from O & M Co.

P  L  A  Y  L  A  B  S

 MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the 2015 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights MCC Playwright in Residence Neil LaBute, MCC Theater Youth Company alum Ren Dara Santiago, and rising playwright Stephen Brown.  Readings will be held on September 21st, September 28th, and October 5th, as shown below, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  All readings are at 7pmFull casting will be announced at a later date.  Tickets on-sale now are $15, which include the post-reading reception.  For tickets and more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org.

Please note: Last year’s PlayLabs featured a reading of John Pollono’s play Lost Girls directed by Jo Bonney which was recently announced for a full production as part of MCC’s 2015-16 Season.

MCC’s PlayLabs provides audiences with: a rare first look at brand new plays by a group of notable emerging playwrights; the opportunity to participate in post-show conversations that aid in the development of the work; and a meet-n-greet wine reception with actors and the creative team following all activities.  PlayLabs works often have later life through full-scale productions at MCC and other renowned theaters regionally across the U.S., in New York, and internationally.  Among plays first read publicly in MCC’s PlayLabs are works by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, and Stephen Belber, among many others. 

2015 PlayLabs Readings____________________________________________

by Ren Dara Santiago
Directed by Daniel Talbott
September 21st at 7pm

Virtually abandoned by neglectful parents, young Marie, Leon, and Mars struggle on their own to create a new family. Love and mutual support come easy, but the threatening world outside the supposed safety of this arrangement comes crashing in, creating unexpected and frightening conflicts they seem too vulnerable to overcome.

by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jo Bonney
September 28th at 7pm

Brad and Jodie need Tate to do them a favor. Brad is married to Jodie. Jodie went to school with Tate. Tate doesn’t trust Brad. What follows is an exploration of love and death in an age where both come at a very high price.  After all: whose life is it anyway?

by Stephen Brown
Directed by TBA
October 5th at 7pm

Tommy’s older brother has disappeared without a trace.  In this touching and gentle comedy, a mother and her remaining son have to deal with their painful feelings of guilt and apprehension, buoyed up by the unexpected and richly humorous support of their quirky newly adopted family, including an amateur psychologist and an over-caffeinated and lonely young barrista.

The previously announced 2015-16 MCC Theater Main Stage Season will feature: the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez’s new play, The Legend of Georgia McBride, directed by Mike Donahue (August 20 – October 4, 2015);  the New York premiere of Lost Girls, a new play by John Pollono, the playwright of the MCC’s Small Engine Repair here reunited with director Jo Bonney (October 22 – November 29, 2015); the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s Smokefall directed by Anne Kauffman, who recently directed MCC’s The Nether (February 3 – March 13, 2016); and the world premiere of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynelogic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York, the latest work by playwright Halley Feiffer and directed by Punk Rock Obie Award winner Trip Cullman (May 19 – June 25, 2016).

MCC Theater - founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company - is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would.  Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces.  MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017.  Notable productions include the recent hit Hand to God, which is currently having a celebrated run on Broadway; The Nether; the Obie-winning Punk Rock; Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon's Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and eight plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.

MCC Theater Youth Company  -  a free program that gives New York City high school students a platform for creative self-expression within a challenging and supportive environment. Young people from all five boroughs participate in weekly workshops led by professional theater artists where students are empowered to experiment, make bold choices, and take risks while creating their own original work and preparing for public performances. Each program year, members see MCC productions, engage with artists, and have access to other cultural experiences throughout the city. Members are also mentored through both college and job application processes, and are encouraged to give back to their communities through the arts and service.


SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – OCTOBER 17, 2015

Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; Sarah Hughes/Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers), who last year dedicated their season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein, will launch their 2015-2016 Season with an encore presentation of Reread Another based on Gertrude Stein’s “Reread Another A Play To Be Played Indoors or Out I Wish to Be a School.”  Directed by David Herskovits, the three member cast will feature Clare Barron, Purva Bedi, and Ugo ChukwuPerformances begin Thursday, September 24, 2015 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 17, 2015 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn).   Opening night is set for Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Target Margin Theater revives Reread Another — performed only twice before, during the TMT LAB Series — the critically-acclaimed, fun, fast-moving new work directed by David Herskovits. What’s in it? Love and Loss and Holiday gifts; the remembrance of music past; we climb mountains; Clare plays Erik Satie on the piano; the leaves do fall. “Something kind of wonderful has happened,” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times, “performed with tripping grace.” Reread Another is the capstone in Target Margin’s season of work by Gertrude Stein.

The creative team will include Ásta Bennie Hostetter (Set/Costumes), Jennifer Reiser (Lights), Jesse Freedman (Sound Demon), with Flora Vassar (Stage Manager), Emilyn Kowaleski (Assistant Director), and Ann Marie Dorr (Production Manager).

Reread Another, part of The Brick 2015 / 2016 Resident Artist Program, will play the following performance schedule: September 24-28, September 30-October 3, October 7-10, and October 16 @ 7:30 p.m.; October 17 @ 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $30. A special Benefit Performance is set for Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. with tickets priced at $100. Tickets for all performances are available at www.targetmargin.org or www.bricktheater.com.

Permission for the text has been granted by the Estate of Gertrude Stein, through its Literary Executor, Mr. Stanford Gann, Jr. of Levin & Gann, P.A.

Target Margin Theater, seeks continuously to expand its conception of what can take place in a theater. They celebrate difference and are drawn to experiences that are other, alien, and new: “all things counter, original, spare, strange.” For 24 years they have been at the forefront of New York’s alternative theater scene and have been praised for their bold and wild interpretations of classic dramas and lesser-known works.  TMT has presented ambitious re-thinkings of plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, Brecht, Gertrude Stein, and Beaumarchais, among others. TMT has also created original works and new music / opera over the years and has served over 1,000 artists (mostly emerging) through its annual LAB.   The company’s production of Mamba’s Daughters received an OBIE Award, and their epic 2004-06 production of Goethe’s Faust received extensive critical acclaim. Recent productions include The (*) Inn at Abrons Arts Center, Uncle Vanya and The Tempest at HERE, Uriel Acosta: I Want That Man! at The Chocolate Factory and, most recently, Composition…Master-Pieces…Identity, a new solo performance piece from OBIE Award-winner David Greenspan at The Connelly Theater.

TMT programming is made possible through major support from The Andrew W. Mellon New York Theater Program, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Charina Foundation, The Clinton Walker Family Foundation, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Fred Alger Management, Inc., The Harold and Mini Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Iger Bay Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Shubert Foundation.

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near the Lorimer L stop and the Metropolitan G stop. For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg Brooklyn’s destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically-acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Jason Grote, Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.

For additional information, please visit Target Margin’s  website at www.targetmargin.org
And that's the scoop.  Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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